Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hmmm

Hmmm, not real sure what to say at the moment. There are so many things running through my mind all at once I don't even know where to begin. I feel like my emotions are on a roller coaster ride that I can't seem to get off of. I'm fighting the urge to pack a back pack and leave the country for a while. Ok, so that's a tad dramatic but it sure would be fun;-)

Let's see my running, the thing I've always considered my outlet for excess emotions has not been my friend. I started training about 2 months ago for my marathon in December and every run feels like the first one after a 6 month hiatus. I've been extremely frustrated to say the least. I know it takes time to get in the groove, but it's like my groove went on permanent vacation. I'm here to tell you if there were ever a time for running to be my friend it would be now. My hydration has been a constant problem. I take nuun, I drink tons of water but nothing ever seems to be enough. Every run has involved tummy stitches. I've even started carrying a water bottle. Ugh! I think there are a number of challenges that will totally pan out I just wish to whine for a moment.

After licking my wounds from my crappy am run I read an e-mail with a question 'what is this supposed to teach me?' It came at the right time, right when I'm ready to question everything and flip the boat for change it forces me to hold on and ride the wave just a little longer. Granted I forgot about the e-mail by this afternoon and clearly, someone is speaking to me...Julia, posted something else to speak to me 'Moral #1 Stick with whatever goal you have chosen for yourself. It will work out.' The e-mail and Julia are right. Ok, I'm done talking to myself;-)

7 comments:

Jessica said...

Don't lose your run! I have been there and I know how hard it is to get in the groove let alone stay there! You're goal is amazing though! If you are feeling stiff after your run, drink a protien shake right away or have some eggs. Instead of water, maybe try a vitamin water in the AM and then water the rest fo the day. I find if I drink from a straw, I consume more.. I am a little weird.... I actually just wrote a post that i hoped would be motivating! Check me out!
http://noxysnotions.blogspot.com/

jeff said...

buck up little camper! life has seasons and that holds true for running, school, etc. stick with it and you'll find your mojo again soon. remember, you've got a LOT of stuff going on right now, so it's no wonder things may feel tough.

make sure you're on the h20 wagon all throughout the day, make sure you're getting the sleep you need and stay on top of your organization and things will fall into place.

oh, and don't forget to smile. ;)

Joey said...

When I am behind on my hydration I get a bottle of pickle juice (they have it at J&A). The sodium in those babies is measured in Dead Sea units.

Julia said...

Hey Katie...I agree with Jeff, life has seasons (and they constantly change and renew!) It is VERY hard to slog through hard going but you and I both know (no matter how f---ing frustrating) you gotta weather the storm to be a good sailor. Run on!

Julia said...

ps. LOVE the shoes...

Buzz said...

The weather is awesome today. 9/15

IP Maggie said...

{{{{Katie}}}}
keep riding that wave kiddo. it'll get better!